Table 4-4 Type of Boating Accidents, 1995-2000
Type of Boating Accidents, 1995-2000
|Collison with another vessel||2,687||2,639||2,581||2,837||2,729||2,706|
|Collison with fixed object||584||580||623||833||881||851|
|Falls within boat||219||316||319||343||352||316|
|Collison with floating object||201||203||206||172||172||151|
|Struck submerged object||100||110||135||165||161||199|
|Fire/explosion (other than fuel)||42||72||78||110||141||116|
|Struck by boat||185||147||133||142||132||157|
|Struck by motor or propellor||117||119||123||101||99||88|
NOTES: Type of accident refers only to the first event that occurred. Some accidents involve more than one event. A grounding followed by a sinking is counted only as a grounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics - 2000, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/saf/pdf/boating_statistics_2000.pdf as of October 2001.
- Of the 47,824 recreational boating accidents that occurred from 1995 through 2000, about 34 percent (16,179) involved collisions with another vessel. This is followed by collisons with fixed objects and falls overboard. The top three types of boating accidents have remained the top three for the last 6 years.